Marshmallow Fluff FudgePosted: December 17, 2022 Filed under: Home and Garden | Tags: baking, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Food, Fudge, Holiday 2022, Life, Love, Marshmallow, Mom, sharing, work Leave a comment
dievca’s Mom was a HUGE fan of Marshmallow Fluff or anything marshmallow. dievca used the “Fluff” recipe for Fudge when she asked what baking people wanted for the Holidays – they requested fudge. Argh! dievca is really out of practice and doesn’t have the correct size pans. Whatever, she made do~ it tastes fantastic, but a little goes a loooong way.
Photo: dievca plain fudge on the left, walnut fudge on the right. 12/2022
Never Fail Fudge
- 7½ oz jar Marshmallow Fluff
- 2½ cups sugar
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ stick butter or margarine
- 5 oz evaporated milk
- ¾ tsp vanilla
- 12 oz (~2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside. In large saucepan combine first 5 ingredients. Stir over low heat until blended. Increase heat to medium and bring to a full-rolling boil being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling. Boil slowly, stirring constantly, 3½ – 5 minutes to the soft ball stage*. Remove from heat, stir in semi-sweet chocolate pieces until they are melted. Stir in vanilla. Add nuts. Turn into greased pan and cool. Makes 2½ pounds.
*The soft ball stage is a test to see if the fudge has been cooked to the proper stage. Before you start cooking, fill a small dish with ice water and set aside. After you have brought the recipe to a full boil for 3½ minutes, dribble a few drops of the mixture into the ice water from a wooden spoon. After it cools in the water (about 10 seconds), you should be able to roll it into small ball with your finger tips. If you put it in your mouth, it will be slightly chewy. If it passes these tests, you are done and should remove the mixture from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Otherwise, cook for another 30 seconds and try the test again. Most of the time, cooking time will not exceed 5 minutes.
Hint: As with all fudge recipes, cooking time will vary depending on factors such as humidity, altitude, and cooktop temperature.
Patient, but going downhill a bit.Posted: January 14, 2022 Filed under: Relationships | Tags: Death, dievca, elderly parents, Family, Hospice, Human Body, Life, Love, Mom, patience, Ziggy Leave a comment
“Do not go gentle into that good night.”Posted: January 12, 2022 Filed under: Relationships | Tags: Death, dievca, Dylan Thomas, elderly parents, Family, letting go, Life, Love, Mom, quote 5 Comments
- What makes life worth living?
- What would make life definitely not worth living?
- What might at first seem too much to put up with, but then might seem manageable after getting familiar with the situation and learning to deal with it?
- If you knew life was coming to an end, what would be comforting and make dying feel safe?
What, in that situation, would you want to avoid?
- How much control is important for you to have when facing a terminal illness?
We may see that dying is the better of two choices, and be ready to give the loved one permission to die. The dying person may be distressed at causing grief for those who love them, and, receiving permission to die can relieve their distress. There is a time for this to happen. Before that, it feels wrong to accept a loss, but after that it can be an act of great kindness to say, “You may go when you feel it is time. I will be OK.”
At the time a person is near death, sometimes touch is the best communication. Gentle stroking of a hand or a cheek, and quietly reassuring the person that you love them and that you will be all right is perhaps the most compassionate way to ease your loved one on his journey. In a situation where you are not present at the time of death, forgive yourself and know that you did the best you could to make the final hours or weeks of life peaceful and meaningful.
According to Hospice and an EMT Family Member, Mom is holding on hard. dievca’s one brother is there, Grandchildren are there, a lovely Caregiver, the Great-Grandchild have gone over, dievca and her cousins have spoken and sang to Mom, dievca hopes her other brother has spoken to Mom, but she’s not sure….what are we missing?
dievca’s Dad checked in with everyone and then let go~ We cannot figure out what Mom is holding on for~ she moves her lips when something pleases her and the mention of a bath causes those lips to move. Mom floats with her Osteoperosis. Maybe the simple pleasure of a bath~
Just wish we could figure out what would help.